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Praise and Suffering

In the midst of your valley can you praise? part 4 of 4 in a series of grief “let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe” (Hebrews 12:28 NLT). Throughout the Bible we find people going through struggles and hardships.  Some seek God and some go their own way.    Seeking God is the best way. Each of us are unique and as such we will go through these times in our own unique ways, what works for you may not work for me.   But there are some basics that do not change.    God has not abandoned us as we travel through our hardships.  I spoke before about the promises of God...

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Hope in the midst of Grief

But when we look to the Bible our guide for walking this earth. We find our source of hope. We are reminded that we do not walk through this by ourselves, joy will return hope that we will see our Christian loved one again and that we are to be hope.

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Grief and Trusting God

Part two of Grief series Last time I talked about the promises of God and that that is where I find my strength and hope.   This is about trusting God.   His promises are sure but if you do not trust,  knowing them won't make a difference,   It won't give you the hope and strength that you may need.   I realize that had this loss come during my non-spiritual sabbatical I would have lost my way.  I would have probably had doubts as to why Lord?  I may have gone down a very dark hole.   So even in the midst of this season of loss I am given proof of trusting God's timing and His way.       “For my thoughts...

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